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by Skinnymarinky
Thu 15 Aug, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Aargh, nightmare!
Replies: 6
Views: 457

Re: Aargh, nightmare!

1. Don't be scared. 2. Try to replicate the problem on a glossy page of an old colour magazine. Use this to experiment. 3. Rub it with your finger. Sometimes it just rolls into a ball and rolls away. 4. Rub it with a paper towel, in small dabbing motions, not a wipe, which may result in a bigger sme...
by Skinnymarinky
Sun 12 May, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Exciting job opportunity
Replies: 0
Views: 380

Exciting job opportunity

Zinc White is a team of seven, one of the busiest picture framing businesses in South London, working for galleries, artists and private customers. We are looking for a framer to join our team. Experience in framing and art handling is essential, fresh ideas and approaches are welcome, we are contin...
by Skinnymarinky
Thu 31 Jan, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Gloves
Replies: 14
Views: 745

Re: Gloves

For glass there's a delicate balance between being thick enough to protect your hands from cuts, but thin enough to handle the glass, T square and cutter comfortably. I recommend these, from Brewer's paints, Painters L/weight PU Grip Gloves L/XL NL05502515. They're white, so you can see the dirt. I ...
by Skinnymarinky
Tue 06 Nov, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Welded and polished aluminium frames
Replies: 0
Views: 374

Welded and polished aluminium frames

Hi
Does anyone know a manufacturer who can make welded and polished aluminium frames. Not a London framer like Darbyshire or JJ.
Thanks
by Skinnymarinky
Tue 12 Jun, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Searching for a L shaped moulding
Replies: 6
Views: 586

Re: Searching for a L shaped moulding

Try these

https://www.lionpic.co.uk/supplies/fram ... s-offsets/

For anything in between the offset heights, pack out/up with a tiny square of card.
by Skinnymarinky
Tue 12 Jun, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Underpinning ash
Replies: 17
Views: 2205

Re: Underpinning ash

Hi Timeless Fusionframer has covered most of the issues, I agree with what he's said. Feel the weight of he wood as you pick it up. You'll soon get to know a piece that is 'relatively' light or 'relatively' heavy compared with other pieces in the same batch. This rule works for softwood too. The 're...
by Skinnymarinky
Wed 28 Mar, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Framer - 25k
Replies: 1
Views: 555

Framer - 25k

We're a busy framing business in Putney, currently looking for some new team members. Check out our website (http://www.zinc-white.co.uk) for the kind of work we do. If you like the look of us, get in touch. [email protected]
by Skinnymarinky
Sun 17 Dec, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Items with no visible means of support
Replies: 8
Views: 2645

Re: Items with no visible means of support

How about this?
AR glass on the front, 3mm acrylic on the back.
by Skinnymarinky
Fri 17 Nov, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Drymounting or selfadhesive board
Replies: 22
Views: 7722

Re: Drymounting or selfadhesive board

If you have small bubbles that won't push to the edge, don't press them into a crescent, make the tiniest hole with a pin prick so that the air can escape. You may notice the pin prick but it's unlikely anyone else will! If you totally screw up, stand the artwork on it's end and pour a stream of lig...
by Skinnymarinky
Sun 29 Oct, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Experienced Framer £26k-£30k Putney
Replies: 0
Views: 661

Experienced Framer £26k-£30k Putney

We want to enhance and grow our successful bespoke framing business. We are looking for a talented framer with a minimum of five years experience You will be committed to your framing career and ambitious for personal progress; and you have a desire to oversee managerial aspects of a framing busines...
by Skinnymarinky
Fri 20 Oct, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Pinning wedge-shaped mouldings
Replies: 11
Views: 2939

Re: Pinning wedge-shaped mouldings

Start at the back and move forward, works for me ;-)
by Skinnymarinky
Mon 21 Aug, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Mystery frame's identity
Replies: 0
Views: 1049

Mystery frame's identity

Hi fellow framers.

Does anyone recognise this frame. I've searched all my catalogues and can't find anything like it.

Thanks
by Skinnymarinky
Mon 21 Aug, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Pricing software - half price!
Replies: 10
Views: 6610

Re: Pricing software - half price!

Surely one has to buy a copy of Filemaker Pro to run the pricing software... no?
by Skinnymarinky
Sat 06 May, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Full Time Framer - Putney
Replies: 0
Views: 565

Full Time Framer - Putney

We're looking for a full time, talented, imaginative framer, with at least four years experience. We are a very busy Framery in Putney, working on a variety of interesting projects, for local artists, international artists and galleries. Salary up to 25k. Please send your CV and covering email to Ia...
by Skinnymarinky
Mon 16 Jan, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Handheld glass cutter
Replies: 36
Views: 10182

Re: Handheld glass cutter

Gillthepainter... you say "I seem to be able to make the first cut. But the second either leaves a shard, or really does not make a clean cut of it." If I am understanding your statement correctly, this may be your most fundamental error. You should only ever score once! Nice, firm and even cut, the...
by Skinnymarinky
Wed 02 Nov, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Split Morso blade
Replies: 3
Views: 2441

Split Morso blade

Has anyone seen this happen to a Morso blade. It was being used by one of our team on a Morso EH and the time. Supposedly just cutting a piece of pine!
by Skinnymarinky
Sun 30 Oct, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: coins - double glass frame
Replies: 13
Views: 4231

Re: coins - double glass frame

Re Roboframers solution. Agree, specialist acrylic fabricators are always best for a "flamed" edge, whereby they melt the edge of acrylic so that it is as transparent as the face. However it is relatively easy to do it yourself. After drilling leave the protective plastic on both sides of the hole o...
by Skinnymarinky
Thu 27 Oct, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Black painted frame
Replies: 15
Views: 4226

Re: Black painted frame

Another way of achieving the same result is to paint on the black paint and then just rub the corners away with a damp rag before it dries. You can use the same technique with a large frame (which may have dried by the time you've painted regular emulsion all around it) by mixing a little Floetrol w...
by Skinnymarinky
Tue 18 Oct, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Mystery moulding
Replies: 3
Views: 1637

Re: Mystery moulding

Thanks for your time looking into this Roboframer. That's a really interesting call... and very possibly correct. As you may expect, I don't actually have a piece of the moulding, I'm trying to match it from my customer's photo. I will send them the DJ Simons picture, and let you know whether you ar...
by Skinnymarinky
Sun 16 Oct, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Mystery moulding
Replies: 3
Views: 1637

Mystery moulding

Does anybody recognise this moulding.

Not Lion, Wessex, R&H, Arqadia, Centrado or DJ Simons!
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